Amandus Student is the international student film competition at the festival. The competition aims to be the grandest and most important film competition for student films in the Nordic Region.
The deadline for film submissions is February 1st.
A prestigious jury will select the winners, and they will be announced at the prize ceremony Friday April 12. The Amandus Prize Ceremony will honor all the film talents that are gathered at the festival.
Submission to the other main competitions, Amandus Ung and Amandus Junior, is at the moment only available in the Norwegian site.
The film has to be a student film
Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival defines a student film as a film made in association to a educational institution and that is made by students. The competition is not limited to films made at film schools: A film made in relation to other subjects are also welcome. The film is directed, written, produced and conducted by students. Help from non-students is allowed, though they should be limited to guiding and non-creative contributors. Actors in the film do not have to be students, and neither do the music composer, if the film has originally composed music.
The film has to be associated to the Nordic Region
The festival will initially only accept film submissions of films made in the Nordic Region, which is Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, in addition to the associated regions like Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland Islands. If the film is not made in this region, but has a strong connection to one or more of the countries (e.g. film makers are originally from one of these countries), exceptions will be considered. Please elaborate in the submission.
Use of copyright protected music in films
When you submit a film to the competition, all the rights for use of copyrighted material has to be in order. If you use a music track that you don’t own yourself, you need to have this clarified with the artist or the producer.
NCB is the Nordic company that is administrating the rights for the use of music tracks. See their website for more information.
We encourage every film maker to use royalty free music, or, even better, originally composed music.
What do you need for the film submission?
Before you proceed to the submission form, please have this information ready:
General information about the film (title, duration, language, production year)
A film description that can be used in the catalog. Try to make a nice and short description of the film that makes the readers want to see it. The text cannot exceed 1000 characters.
Which educational institution the film is attached, and any other production companies that has been involved.
Cast and crew
A screener of the film
Any promotional material that is available (image/poster, social media profiles, website etc.). This is optional and can also be sent at a later time.
There’s no point of submitting a film if we aren’t able to see it. The easiest way to submit a screener is to use a streaming service like YouTube or Vimeo. On YouTube you can choose to make the film unlisted when you upload it, so only the ones with the URL link gets access to the film. With Vimeo you can also password protect the video. Remember to give us the correct password so we are able to get in. Note that Vimeo has a maximum limit of 500 MB on the free version. To upload bigger files, you need a payed version. Remember that this is only meant as a screener for the selection committee to see in beforehand. The film doesn’t need to have maximum resolution or the best quality for this purpose (but if the film is admitted to the festival, we would like a copy with maximum quality). You can also use other services to send the file, like Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer or Filemail. We would then prefer that the file size doesn’t exceed 1 GB.